"100 Years" Film Screening
Join Labriola National American Indian Data Center and American Indian Student Support Services at West campus for a film screening of “100 Years: One Woman’s Fight for Justice” for Native Americans.
The film documents the David vs. Goliath story of Elouise Cobell's courageous fight for justice for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans who were cheated out of billions of dollars by the United States Government. Over 100 years ago, the United States Government broke up numerous Indian reservations and allotted millions of acres to 300,000 individual Indians. They promised to manage their land and send lease payments for oil, gas, timber, and grazing to the Indian Trust Fund, but instead the Department of the Interior grossly mismanaged the money owed them. As the Treasurer of the Blackfeet Tribe, Elouise Cobell noticed issues with the trust account and raised questions about the missing money which led her into a 30-year fight, resulting in the largest class action suit ever filed against the federal government.
There will be popcorn and snacks provided. Bring friends, take a break from studying, and learn about a fearless Indigenous woman who didn’t take no for an answer and fought for justice with her people.